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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, destruction operations are expected began in spring 2015 with full-scale operations to begin later in the year. Destruction of all munitions is expected to be complete in 2019. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2022. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278

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KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:15:15 -0700

The future of the Pueblo Chemical Depot lies in the hands of community members. The redevelopment group wants citizens to help decide what goes in there next. They held their first public meeting at the Pueblo Convention Center on Wednesday night to ...
Colorado Springs Gazette
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:21:50 -0700

Photo - U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo Colorado, April 8, 2015 - + caption U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo Colorado, April 8, 2015 - In this image captured from a video feed, a Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), ...


Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:30:00 -0800

The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells. The Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado plans to start neutralizing 2,600 tons of aging mustard agent in March as the U.S. moves ...

The Denver Channel

The Denver Channel
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Work started Tuesday to destroy 2,611 tons of World War II-era mustard agent stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. It's part of the long-running U.S. effort to comply with a 1997 treaty banning all chemical weapons. Mustard agent can blister the skin ...

Deutsche Welle

Colorado Springs Gazette
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:44:41 -0800

Photo - A worker at the Pueblo Chemical Depot practices Thursday with a robot used to + caption A worker at the Pueblo Chemical Depot practices Thursday with a robot used to move 105 mm mustard gas rounds through a production line that leads to their ...

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:56:15 -0700

Pueblo Chemical Depot under new officer. BY CHRIS WOODKA The Pueblo Chieftain. Published: June 30, 2015; Last modified: June 30, 2015 04:00AM. Pueblo Chemical Depot is ramping up for the start of full-scale chemical weapons destruction next year, ...


Wed, 06 May 2015 15:02:02 -0700

It's training that's meant to save your life. Agencies from all over the U.S. are in southern Colorado for the annual emergency training at the Pueblo Chemical Depot Wednesday. The training happened throughout Pueblo County. There was a simulated ...


Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:33:45 -0700

The Pueblo Chemical Depot wants to make sure Pueblo County is safe when it destroys chemical weapons. The depot opened its new emergency operations center Thursday. The center cost $1.5 million and construction started in 2013. If an emergency ...

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